The internet backs a sister who told a twin she should have gone to college

The internet has sided with a woman who shared that she had told her twin sister that she should have gone to college for a better life.

The 33-year-old woman who goes by the handle u/Fickle_Spinach_3415 shared the story that has since received more than 13,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments.

“We come from a culture where arranged marriages are an option (not from India),” he said. “It’s mostly blind dates set up by a matchmaker and if you’re a match you get married. When we both graduated from high school, my sister decided not to go to college. She asked for an arranged marriage as all she wanted was to be a wife.” and mother. (There’s nothing wrong with that). My parents (who are a loving couple) tried to convince her to at least get her bachelor’s degree. She refused. On the other hand, I started attending an engineering college.” .

The woman explained that a year later her sister married a man she met through a matchmaker. “He is a very nice man and treats my sister like a queen,” she said. “The thing is, he was just a newly hired teacher. My sister went from living in a dual income household with parents who had high incomes to a single income on a teacher’s salary.”

After graduating at age 23, the Reddit The user says she started working in the cybersecurity department of a large bank and married two years later through an arranged marriage to a real estate developer.

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The internet backed a woman after she told her sister she should have gone to college for a better life. A file photo of an argument between two sisters.
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“My sister didn’t like it from the beginning,” he explained. “She even threw a tantrum (hopefully in private) at my wedding.”

Problems between the twins arose when Redditor enrolled their son in a private school. “The monthly tuition is more than what her husband earns,” she said. “When he heard this, he just exploded. He was ranting about how it’s not fair that our children don’t have the same opportunities, how the only reason I live like this is because my parents chose a better husband for me.”

Angry with her sister Reddit The user explains that she “put the truth on her.”

“I told him I was matched with a better husband because I’m a college-educated woman with a respectable job, and rich men who use matchmakers don’t want 19-year-old high school graduates, their standards are higher.”

The Redditor explained that his sister wasn’t talking to him now, calling him “an elitist idiot.”

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly four in ten Americans over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree. In 2021, 39% of women over the age of 25 had a bachelor’s degree or some form of higher education, compared to 37% of men in the same age range.

There is also evidence of a growing earnings gap between young college graduates and their counterparts without degrees. In 2021, full-time workers ages 22 to 27 with only a bachelor’s degree earned a median annual salary of $52,000 compared to $30,000 for full-time employees of the same age with a high school diploma and no degree. .

Reddit users overwhelmingly sided with the cartel, telling her that she was NTA (not the idiot).

“She is jealous/envious of your life because you decided to go to college and succeeded,” said one commenter.

Meanwhile, another Redditor said, “You’re NTA. The truth hurts,” and one commenter wrote, “You were tough but she’s acting like an entitled spoiled brat and extremely rude to almost everyone.”

But another user said he also felt for the sister: “I really feel sorry for your sister. Really important decisions are made when people are too young to understand how much money matters.”

news week has reached out to u/Fickle_Spinach_3415 for comment.

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